Bitwig Studio 5 Audio & MIDI Recording Software (Download Version)
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Bitwig Studio 4 is a professional DAW designed to let your imagination run loose. Going beyond the limits of traditional DAW's, Bitwig 4 offers an exciting and inspiring take on electronic music production, allowing you to transcend musical boundaries to create fresh and unique sounds. Version 4 includes a range of new features and updates including long-awaited Comping capabilities, Operators enhanced expression control. In-depth modulation of nearly any function gives you scope to manipulate elements of your tracks to create wild and unexpected sounds.
A host of 41 world-class audio effects, 14 note effects, 36 modulators, 13 instruments and access to 10GB of sound content is included to ensure that you never run out of creative sound-design possibilities. Featuring the highly regarded 'chameleonic' virtual instrument Polymer, Bitwig Studio 4 allows you to quickly and easily create your own virtual modular synth to sound like a whole range of instruments with highly in-depth editable parameters.
With all of this at your disposal, if you still can't achieve the sound that you're after, why not make it yourself via the Grid; a lightning-fast modular sound-design environment with a vast library of 175 modules (and counting) to craft and create your sound. Not only that, but Grid allows you to input CV in and CV out modules to connect to your existing hardware Eurorack set up for seamless integration.
Join in with Bitwig 4.3 Beta
With every purchase of Bitwig Studio and an active Upgrade Plan, you can join the testing of the newly-launched 4.3 Beta. Taking Bitwig to the next level, the 4.3 update offers new modules, effects and system upgrades to level up the most exciting sound design DAW currently available. Aptly named Space & Tone, the 4.3 Beta upgrade brings the newly-designed Convolution, Delay+ and Polymer upgrades. Convolution is designed to take your sound anywhere in the world, or even into realms not yet explored. Convolution is based around a set of over 270 impulses, ranging from 12th-century cathedrals, and legendary recording studio ambience to abstract 'environments'. Each impulse can be manipulated in virtually limitless ways from the colour, tone, envelope or reshaping of the impulse itself. The perfect home for ambient silver-screen sound design, Convolution is ready to take your sounds into outer space.
Balancing familiar, musical controls with a slew of exciting and unpredictable parameters, Delay+ is a boutique effect that can transform your sound into however you see fit. Fine-tuning details to the milliseconds, 4.3 Beta test Delay+ gives you unrivalled delay controls. Set inside the nested structure of Bitwig, Delay+ can integrate existing effects into the feedback loop to create colourful washes of sound that aren't conventionally possible.
Two newly introduced modules can be found within Polymer and The Grid. Inspired by the warmth and depth of analog, Union and Low-ass MG let you design your ideal analog-inspired synth. Union is a combination of three waveshapes into one oscillator with Low-pass MG taking inspiration from classic Moog filters. These new modules can be paired with any existing modules within the Grid and Polymer to build the synth of your dreams from the ground up.
Please note: Bitwig 4.3 is currently under Beta testing and does not ship with Bitwig Studio 4 as standard. Activation can be performed in your Bitwig User Profile upon registration.
Comping – get the best take from multiple recordings
Bitwig Studio 4 introduces advanced comping capabilities, allowing you to take the best parts of multiple takes to create one flawless master take. When recording your performances, each take its given its own colour, ensuring you won’t get lost searching through different takes. Comping works in both the Launcher and Arranger, allowing you to focus on your arrangement. There is also a unique new feature in the form of ‘Fold To Takes’. For example, if you are looking for an eight-bar comp, the entire clip will be spooled into takes lanes so you can begin comping. This is perfect for experimenting and creating interesting new results.
Operators – music with a mind of its own
Modulation and customisation has been a big part of Bitwig Studio’s ethos, with the inclusion of powerful Modulators in previous versions. The introduction of ‘Operators’ brings your loops to live by creating new possibilities and timelines by programming or performance control. The Operators are comprised of four modes which can be used simultaneously or on their own. Leave your sequences to ‘Chance’ or create your own custom event timelines for in-depth control.
In-depth control with Expression Spread
The newly updated engine provides expression like never before. Keeping with the theme of randomness, Bitwig introduces the ability to randomise note velocities, individual chord panning and advanced pitch modulation. Perfect for creating new ideas and live performances, the powerful editor will visualise any values when the clip starts, updating when the loop cycle begins. Whether you want total control or want to leave it to chance, Bitwig Studio 4 gives you everything you need to achieve the unachievable.
Anti-Loops – the brand-new sound package
When is a loop not a loop? When it’s an Anti-Loop! With over 100 clips create by expert sound designers, the Anti-Loops sound pack gives you everything you need to experiment with the new Operators and expression controls. These new sequenced sounds can be broken, manipulated, mangled and chopped to create new and exciting ideas. If you need inspiration, Anti-Loops is the perfect place to start.
An intuitive user interface
Thanks to Bitwig Studio 4’s drag and drop feature, maneuvering between projects is made simple. Multiple projects can be kept open simultaneously, allowing you to incorporate tracks from one project into another quickly.
Fades and crossfades can be seen and edited in detail in the arranger timeline. This removes the need to search through drop-down menus to apply a fade. The slopes and curves can be edited by both ear and eye by simply dragging the mouse over the intended edit. Crossfades are automatically created when overlapping audio clips, once again streamlining your workflow.
The pop-up browser makes it easy to navigate through devices, presets and samples. Search functions make auditioning and selecting components easy, ensuring no time is wasted searching endless folders.
Get creative with The Grid
The Grid is a modular environment that zooms out on your modular design, allowing you to see and manipulate every little detail. Featuring both FX Grid and Poly Grid Instruments, The Grid allows you to sculpt and shape your own audio effects or modular synth instruments with almost limitless flexibility. Signal flow is indicated simply, ensuring you have full scope to edit, swap and move components to your heart's content. The result of this can be some truly unique sounds.
Simply drag a Grid device into any open project to begin patching over 175 different modules to quickly and easily unlock your creativity. Any of the Bitwig Studio 4 Modulators can be used to control any parameter in The Grid giving you a huge array of dynamic signal manipulation. To create truly unique and awe-inspiring sounds, any device can be patched via stereo to another with common premade connections or interchangeable connections to get you started quickly and easily. A powerful yet potentially daunting program, The Grid has an interactive help screen that describes every parameter and in detail to make sure you never overwhelmed.
Advanced MIDI support
Bitwig Studio 4 has included MPE (Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression) to cope with ever-advancing MIDI devices. This makes it one of only a few DAW’s capable of picking up every nuance of your performance, including features like micro pitch and sophisticated layer editing. Regular features for editing MIDI, like Velocity, Gain, Pan, Timbre, and Pressure, can also be easily manipulated in Bitwig Studio 4.
Hands on control
For those looking to delve deeper into the roots of VST’s, Bitwig Studio 4 lets you freely edit scripts directly from the makers. This provides the ultimate control to change parameters and create a controller tailored to your workflow. Touch screen integration also puts every parameter of Bitwig Studio 4 at your fingertips. Complete multi-touch functionality for all of the DAW’s key features significantly speeds up your workflow.
Integrate with your current setup
Ablteon LINK has improved the workflow of producers since its introduction allowed cross-DAW integration. This allows projects to be shared between musicians and allows creativity to be at the forefront. Bitwig Studio is a very prominent part of the Ableton LINK network, allowing it to seamlessly become part of your production or performance setup.
The hardware integration offered by Bitwig Studio is a big reason why it's so popular. With Bitwig Studio you get a whole array of devices dedicated to controlling your external hardware, either via MIDI and CC or CV, Gate and Clock, sent directly to your audio outputs.
Optimised Bitwig devices
Bitwig have designed a range of devices in-house, optimised to flourish in Bitwig Studio 4. These include virtual instruments, audio effects and other useful tools to create and process sound. These have been designed to utilise the full capabilities of Bitwig Studio 4. They will cover everything you need, from your everyday EQ’s to the more extreme effects.
Integrate VSTs you’re comfortable with
Avoid the nuisanceof crashing projects when loading up plugins. The 'sandboxing' feature in Bitwig Studio 4 ensures plugin crashes won’t derail the whole project. This becomes extremely important when using your DAW in live performances. Your current VST plug-ins will also work without the need for third-party bridging, meaning you can dive straight into your production process with products you know.
Orchestral Strings available via Bitwig Circle
With every purchase you gain full access to Bitwig Circle which is constantly updated with new sounds to enhance your Bitwig experience. One such sound pack is Orchestral Strings, which enables you to add world-class symphony sounds to your Bitwig projects. Recorded at the world-famous Teldex studio in Berlin, Orchestral Strings provides a whole host of top-of-the-line string samples and you'll find various articulations and notes of plucks, sustained bows and accents, organised into categories like Pizzicato and Tremolo in the Bitwig Sampler.
It's ready to use and is a free update for all active plan users, providing a taste of what life with Bitwig is like and showing off the benefits that Bitwig Circle can offer you. If you own a full Bitwig Studio license with an active Upgrade Plan, the Orchestral Strings sound package is now available for free via Dashboard > Packages > Partner Collection. You'll need Bitwig Studio version 4.1.2 or later.
new device Sweep is a performance ready filter bank with two filter slots, one waveshaper and a routing knob for different configurations. Customers can also now stack up to 16 voices per note.
- Splice multiple takes for the best recording with comping
- Operators with four modes
- Expression Spread provides in-depth control and randomisation for panning, velocity, pitch and more
- Anti-Loops sound pacakage - over 100 clips created by Cristian Vogel, Pat Cupo, Polarity and many more expert sound designers
- New and improved export options – now includes support for lossless formats (WAV and FLAC) and a new addition – OPUS. Also included are familiar formats including MP3, OGG and more.
- Select top-level group tracks to exports stems with ease
- Multi-platform data import allows you to import data from FL Studio (FLP) and Ableton Live (ALS) file formats
- Smoother response for Grid and Polymer filters
- Now localised in Chinese, Japanese and German including interactive help
- A professional Digital Audio Workstation for Windows, macOS, and Linux
- Super-fast workflow for sound design, recording, live performance, and beyond
- A complete package with 80+ instruments and effects
- Enjoy over 10 GB (and counting) of world-class sound content from Bitwig and selected partners
- Out-of-the-box support for standard audio interfaces and controllers
- A unique and highly flexible modulation system for unbound creativity
- Excellent hardware integration
- The Grid, a modular sound design environment sporting 154 modules and lightning-fast workflows
- Ableton LINK version 3, supporting start/stop synchronization
- Compatability: PC, Mac